Football or sports fan I am not although Friday WAS the biggest event at Aloha Stadium since I went to the swap meet two weeks ago :) It also turned my head around while reading yesterday mornings headlines in the Honolulu Advertiser: Crowd goes wild over Hawaii victory!
Starting a week ago they kept warning us about the traffic that would accompany Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving and the biggest football game ever.
It was the Western Athletic Conference Football Championship with our own Hawaii Warriors against Boise State.
I happened to be out and about "Traveling the Road of Aloha....The ActiveRain MEETING with Peers" with Kathy McGraw (fellow Rainer) and her family who are visiting from California. While we went in the other direction to the North Shore....the game and Black Friday shopping took over the freeways and congested traffic throughout the southern part of Oahu.
I had no clue why there was so much ranting and raving about this particular game....until I read:
After 28 years, Our Hawaii Warriors made a grand milestone 39-27 victory over five-time conference champion Boise State and their FIRST outright WAC title ever. WOW! Now I am impressed! This proved to be the biggest crowd ever to attend a University of Hawaii home game with
479,651 49,651 people.
I am proud and maybe I'll just pay more attention to sports from now on.